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Learning Exercise

Material: Assessing Blood Pressure
Submitted by: Kristie Patrick-Austin, MSN, RNC on Jun 30, 2010
Date Last Modified: Jun 30, 2010
Title: Assessing Blood Pressure
Description: Descriptions of how to properly take a blood pressure. Definitions and pictures. Practice with module, and test at the end
Type of Task: Individual, Unsupervised
Time Required 30 minutes
Topics: Assessing Blood Presssure with practice simulations
Course: AHLT 120
Audience: College General Ed
Prerequisites Skills: The Human Body in Health & Disease Chapters 13 and 14
Learning Objectives: Student will define appropriate equipment for taking blood pressure. Student will list correct size and position of blood pressure cuff. Student will practice inflating cuff and record readings. Student will take exam and record/print score for discussion in class.
Technical Notes: Exercise takes 30 minutes. Read chapters 13 and 14, then go to the module and practice what you have learned.
Text of Learning Exercise: Prerequisite is to read The human Body in Health and Disease textbook - Chapter 13 "The Heart and Heart Disease" p. 372 and Chapter 14 "The Circulation of the Blood" p. 394
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